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What you’ll learn

  • Build and frost square or rectangular cakes smooth with sharp edges.
  • Create re-usable surfaces to practice decorating techniques.
  • Learn how to pipe and use a brush to create buttercream embroidery.
  • Discover how to transfer templates to buttercream cakes.
  • Learn how to paint with buttercream and color gels.
  • Create natural scenes by understanding how to build layers.
  • Pipe small, medium, and large buttercream flowers.
  • Pipe leaves, stems, and filler plant material such as berries and buds.
  • Achieve deep and rich icing colors with Swiss Meringue Buttercream.
  • Build unique cake shapes to creatively display buttercream floral arrangements.


  • This an intermediate level course which requires an understanding of basic cake decorating skills such as frosting a cake, simple piping, and baking cakes.
  • A list of equipment and resources is included with the course.
  • Plain, baked cakes in your choice of flavor. Size requirements are included in the course.
  • If you are a beginner, I recommend completing my introduction to cake decorating course before enrolling in this one.
  • This course demonstrates techniques with Swiss Meringue Buttercream. Recipe included in the course.

Who this course is for:

  • Students who have mastered basic decorating concepts and wish to build on those.
  • Cake decorators looking to learn new skills.
  • Business owners searching for new looks and skills to add to their offerings.
  • Cake decorating career seekers wanting to build their portfolio.
  • Intermediate level decorators. This is not a beginner level course.

Course Curriculum

Introduction- Welcome!
Introduction- Welcome! 00:02:00
Preparation 00:30:00
Practice Surfaces 00:04:00
Building Rectangular or Square Cakes
Building 00:06:00
Crumb Coat 00:03:00
Frosting Smooth 00:10:00
Brush Embroidery Cake
Practice 00:05:00
Pattern Design 00:03:00
Transfer the Design 00:04:00
Piping on the Cake 00:06:00
Finishing Touches 00:05:00
Wildflower Cake
Misty Watercolor 00:06:00
Green Meadow 00:05:00
Painting Trees 00:05:00
Adding Luster 00:03:00
Painting Flowers 00:06:00
Piping Stems 00:02:00
Piping the Wildflowers 00:04:00
Piping Little Leaves 00:03:00
Piping the Crown 00:03:00
Finishing Touches 00:04:00
Piped Flowers
Piped Flower Design 00:05:00
Tools for Piped Flowers 00:03:00
The Rose 00:06:00
Peony Buds 00:03:00
The Dahlia 00:09:00
The English Rose 00:04:00
Piped Leaves 00:05:00
Piped Flower Cake
Building the Cake 00:05:00
Placing Flowers 00:07:00
Trailing Stems 00:02:00
Berry Clusters 00:03:00
Adding the Leaves 00:04:00
Final Touches 00:04:00
Thank You! 00:02:00
Resources 00:01:00


This course is for anyone who's interested in this topic and wants to learn more about it. This course will also help you gain potential professional skills.

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Yes, there is a test at the end of the course. Once you’ve completed all the modules of the course, you will have to give a multiple-choice test. The questions will be based on the topics of the modules you studied. And of course, you can take the test at any time, from any device and from anywhere you want.

Don’t worry if you fail the test, you can retake it as many times as you want.

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